Yurakucho Station

Yurakucho Station 有楽町駅

Yurakucho Station is located in Yurakucho in Chiyoda-ku in central Tokyo.

Yurakucho Station is on the circular Yamanote Line, the Keihin-Tohoku Line from Omiya in Saitama Prefecture to JR Kawasaki Station in Kawasaki and Yokohama both in Kanagawa Prefecture and the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line of Tokyo metro.

East side of JR Yurakucho Station.
JR Yurakucho Station east side, Itocia in background
Yurakucho Station, Tokyo.
Yurakucho Station Central Exit, Tokyo

Yurakucho Station, now operated by JR East, opened in 1910 with the subway station following in 1974.

There are connections on the Yamanote Line to Tokyo Station (just one stop), Hamamatsucho (for Haneda Airport), ShinagawaShibuyaShinjukuIkebukuroNishi-NipporiNipporiUenoAkihabara and Harajuku.

The Keihin-Tohoku Line connects Yurakucho to Kawasaki and Yokohama Station to the south and Omiya in Saitama to the north.

The Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line runs through Yurakucho from Wakoshi Station in Wako, Saitama Prefecture and Shin-Kiba Station in Koto-ku, Tokyo.

Hibiya Station close to Hibiya Park and the Imperial Palace is on the Chiyoda Line, Mita Line and Hibiya Line and is linked to Yurakucho Station by underground passage.

Yurakucho Station area concourse, Tokyo.
Yurakucho Station area, Tokyo
Yuraku concourse by day.
Yuraku Concourse by day, Yurakucho Station, Tokyo

Hotels Near Yurakucho Station

The Yurakucho area is a good place to base yourself on any stay in Tokyo being only one stop south from Tokyo Station on the Yamanote Line.

Choose from a number of good value accommodations in Yurakucho including the 5-star Peninsula Tokyo, the 3-star Tokyo Yaesu Hotel, the Hotel Unizo Ginza Itchome and the Remm Hibiya.

See here for a full listing of hotel accommodation in the Yurakucho Station area including five-star hotels to budget lodgings.

Around Yurakucho Station

Yurakucho Station has two exits: the Central Exit (West Exit) and the East Exit. The East Exit has a sprawling pedestrian plaza that provides some open space and a number of shopping opportunities.

The Yurakucho area has a shitamachi feel around the station with a number of cheap eateries, izakaya and arcades under the elevated tracks running both north and south of the station for over 500m. This area, known as Gaado-shita ("below the girders" ガード下), is a favorite of the Tokyo salaryman after work.

There's a large Bic Camera store near Yurakucho Station. To the west is Hibiya and to the east the ritzy Ginza. Tokyo International Forum, a large convention and exhibition center is close by.

Kitakata Ramen shop under Yurakucho Station.
Kitakata Ramen shop underneath Yurakucho Station at night.

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